2015年8月22日托福独立写作范文：The most effective way for governments to encourage energy conservation is to increase the price of gasoline and electricity?
In such a scientific-technologically developed society, energy has played an indispensable and dominant role in aspects of life, whatever in personal living or corporate expansion. However, with the rapid decline in the amount of the energy or recourse resulting from increasing demand as well as overly exploitation, it is imperative that government take measures to conserve the energy available. For example, increasing the cost of gasoline and electricity will admittedly control the use of both for a majority will not purchase or waste them as before, but it is not the only way due to some potential drawbacks in the long run.
For one thing, it will create a path for some commercial producers to make profits from the price-raising illegally when they are keen on the sole material benefits instead of the initial motive of the government. Energy, whose consumption has accounted for a big proportion in the national revenue, is always a hot issue in many profit-oriented companies. For instance, some gasoline companies will expand their exploitation area for larger inventories, from which they can get greater profits once the price of the products are increased. They will also force their employees to work excessively with disregard to safety. Doing so can not only conserve the energy as planned, but also bring some negative influenced on the social life.